How to be safe from Lung Stroke?

You may feel shortness of breath or chest pain continuously. This may indicate that you have a blood clot in the lung. What are the other related symptoms and possible treatment methods?

A pulmonary embolism is caused by clots in the blood that travel to the lungs from the legs, causing blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries, and the so-called pulmonary embolism.

Because a pulmonary embolism impedes blood flow to the lungs, it can be life-threatening, but prompt treatment may help reduce the risk of death.

Symptoms of a lung thrombus

Symptoms of a lung thrombosis can vary depending on the size of the thrombosis, and whether you have lung or heart disease.

Common signs and symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath, this symptom usually appears suddenly and gets worse.
  • Chest pain , you may feel like you have a heart attack, and the pain may get worse when you breathe deeply, cough, or bend.
  • A persistent cough that produces sputum mixed with blood.

There may be other symptoms that affect other parts of the body, including:

  • Leg pain or swelling
  • The color of the skin changed to blue
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Vertigo or dizziness.

A clot in the lung can be life threatening, seek immediate medical attention if you suffer from shortness of breath, chest pain, or a cough that produces phlegm with blood.

How does a lung clot occur?

A blood clot occurs in the lung area when a blood clot occurs in a specific artery in your lungs. These blood clots usually come from the veins of the deep leg in your legs, and this condition is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Not only do clots occur once, rather parts of the lung damage with every blockage in the artery , making it more difficult for your lungs to supply oxygen to the rest of your body.

If you have cardiovascular disease, specifically heart failure, this increases the possibility of a clot in the lung.

In addition, some types of cancer, such as pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers, can increase the risk of thrombosis.

Chemotherapy, too, especially in women who take tamoxifen or raloxifene to treat cancer, is more at risk of blood clotting.

When does a lung clot occur?

Blood clots in the lung are more likely to occur during periods of inactivity, such as:

  • Long bed rest: Being confined to bed for an extended period after surgery, a heart attack , leg fracture, shock, or other serious illness, makes you more prone to blood clots.

In the sleep position, the lower extremities are horizontal for extended periods, which leads to slow venous blood flow, and thus accumulates in the legs.

  • Long trips: where a person sits in a tight position while traveling by plane or car, which slows the blood flow in the legs, which contributes to the occurrence of clots.
  • Smoking: For unproven reasons, smoking prepares for a blood clot in the lungs, especially when combined with other risk factors.
  • Weight gain: Excess weight increases the risk of developing blood clots, especially in women who smoke or have high blood pressure.
  • Supplemental estrogen: The estrogen hormone in birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy can increase the clotting factors in your blood, especially if you smoke.
  • Pregnancy: The baby can press the veins in the pelvis to slow the return of blood from the legs, so clots are more likely to occur.

Prevention and treatment

Preventing clots in the deep veins in your legs (deep vein thrombosis) helps prevent pulmonary thrombosis, so your doctor may advise you on the following treatments:

  1. Anticoagulants: These medications are often given to people at risk of thrombosis before and after the operation – as well as people who are hospitalized with a heart attack, stroke, or complications from cancer.
  2. Compression stockings: Compression stockings hold pressure on your legs, which helps veins and leg muscles move blood more efficiently, and it provides a safe, simple and inexpensive way to prevent blood from stagnating.
  3. Leg Lift: Raise your legs when possible and during the night, or the bottom of your bed can be raised from 4-6.